Visual Learning Systems, Inc. was founded in 1999 with support from a NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant and released its first product, Feature Analyst®, in 2001. Today, VLS is a product group within Overwatch Systems, LTD. The VLS product group offers software and service solutions for creating and maintaining geospatial image data.
Feature Analyst® automated feature extraction software is used across the globe by organizations such as the US Forest Service and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for geospatial production tasks.
The software is exceptionally accurate, and well-integrated with existing GIS and image processing software such as ArcGIS™ and ERDAS IMAGINE®.
LIDAR Analyst™ is a 3D feature extraction solution for airborne LIDAR data, supporting Homeland Security, Defense and Intelligence, Forestry and other vertical markets requiring high-resolution terrain information.
The software radically simplifies the process of extracting 3D features from LIDAR data through automation. Example types of features include bare earth surfaces, buildings and trees.
LIDAR Analyst provides tools for DEM editing, hill shading and relief, bare earth extraction, tree points extraction, building squaring and data attribution for buildings, tree points and forest polygons. There is no comparable product on the market.
Urban Analyst™ empowers users with the ability to visualize, analyze, and publish 3D geospatial data. In support of operations in the Homeland Security, Defense, and Intelligence markets, Urban Analyst is designed to integrate seamlessly with VLS' Feature Analyst® and LIDAR Analyst® for a complete solution to manage geospatial imagery and information.